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" The atmosphere is known to abound with electric matter, and the appearance of the electric matter in vacuo is exactly like the appearance of the aurora borealis, which, from its great altitude, may be considered to be in as perfect a vacuum as we can... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 83
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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The British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review, Volume 21

1803
...The tail of a comet does not fpread itfelf fideways, nor does the electric matter. Hence he fuppofes the tails of comets, the Aurora Borealis, and the electric fluid to be matter of the fame kind. " 158. In refpeft to the nature of comets, Sir L Newton obferver, that they...
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - 1804
...like the appearance of the Aurora Borealis, which, from its great altitude, may be considered to be in as perfect a vacuum as we can make. The electric...being affected by them. The tail of a comet does not spread itself sideways, nor does the electric matter. Hence, he supposes the tails of comets, the Aurora...
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The Elements of Astronomy: Designed for the Use of Students in the University

Samuel Vince - 1811 - 297 pages
...like the appearance of the aurora borealis, which, from its great altitude, may be considered to be in as perfect a vacuum as we can make. The electric...the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid, to be matter of the same kind. We may . add, as a further confirmation of this opinion, that the comet in...
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A Complete System of Astronomy, Volume 1

Samuel Vince - 1814
...like the appearance of the aurora borealis, which, from its great altitude, may be considered to be in as perfect a vacuum as we can make. The electric...sideways, nor does the electric matter. Hence, he sup.5 poses the tails of comets, the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid, to be matter of the same...
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The Principles of Hydrostatics: Designed for the Use of Students in the ...

Samuel Vince - 1820 - 151 pages
...like the appearance of the aurora borealis, which, from it's great altitude, may be considered to be in as perfect a vacuum as we can make. The electric...the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid, to be matter of the same kind. We may add, as a further confirmation of this opinion, that the comet in 1607...
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A System of Astronomy: On the Principles of Copernicus

John Vose - 1827 - 252 pages
...has the tail of a comet. The atmosphere is known to abound with electric matter, and the appeara ce of the electric matter in vacuo resembles exactly...the electric fluid, to be the same kind of matter " In confirmation of this hypothesis, it may be added, that many astronomers have observed an undulatory...
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The New American Grammar of the Elements of Astronomy: On an Improved Plan ...

James Ryan - 1827 - 375 pages
...comet by the Sun, is increased by its duration, and by the proximity to this luminary. Dr. Hamilton supposes the tails of comets, the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid to be matter of the same kind, lie supports this opinion by many strong arguments, which are found in his...
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Elements of Plane Astronomy

John BRINKLEY (Bishop of Cloyne.) - 1836 - 287 pages
...controverted by several authors, and very ably by Dr. Hamilton, late Bishop of Ossory. Dr. Hamilton supposes the tails of comets, the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid, to be matter of the same kind. He supports this opinion by many strong arguments, which are found in his...
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Elements of Natural Philosophy: Embracing the General Principles of ...

Leonard Dunnell Gale - 1838 - 276 pages
...violence of the heat to which they are exposed in their near approaches to the Sun. Dr. Hamilton considers the tails of comets, the aurora borealis, and the electric fluid, to be matter of the same kind. Sir Richard Philips published in the Monthly Magazine the opinion, that this...
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